Week 10: Money Funk—Let Play Help You Find Scholarships

Money Funk—Let Play Help You Find Scholarships

As funk combines a mixture of jazz, soul, and R&B, so does life: we are a mixture of many different influences and philosophies.

Creativity in music, math, writing, painting, any form of expression, demands the accident of play, allowing the free roaming of ideas and words and notes to find expression. And then a following of that play to see where it might lead.

If you ever find learning a new topic difficult, you might be trying too hard.  If you can allow the element of play and games, you will find the learning much easier and memorable.

If you find looking for scholarships and other opportunities dreary, let elements of play and games enter into your search.

Try to apply for as many scholarships as possible from week to week: can you apply for two this week and try for three next week.

We will discuss how searching for scholarships could be like play—where a musician may play random notes and chords, hoping for a whisper, a spark of something greater if she or he follows a chord or a note to see where it goes.


We will explore scholarships for each student who attends this seminar.


$4,000 Ashley Soulé Conroy Study Abroad Scholarship, For Fall: D: June 1, 2019; For Spring: D: October 1, 2019

Selected criteria from website:

“One-Three Recipients Per Term

In order to qualify to apply for the Ashley Soulé Conroy Study Abroad Scholarship, applicant must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Be enrolled as an undergraduate in a U.S. 4-year college or university.
  • Have at least 30 hours of completed undergraduate credit by the time of the study abroad term’s start date.
  • Intend to study abroad in a program that is outside of the U.S.
  • Be enrolling in a study abroad term (the days that you are actually enrolled in classes abroad) that is no shorter than 14 weeks.
  • Be applying for either the Fall or Spring semester. Summer applicants will not be considered unless their academic term abroad is longer than 14 weeks, in which case they should apply for the Spring semester scholarship.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 at their current institution, verifiable on their transcript.”


$1,000 and $250 Central Infusion Alliance (CIA) Medical Scholarship, D: June 1, 2019

Selected criteria:

“To apply for our scholarship, tell a story of how a healthcare worker has made a difference in your life or the life of someone near and dear to your heart. This person does not have to be a direct family member, but must be factually-based, and meaningful to you personally.


We are proud to announce that ten scholarships will be awarded in 2019 as follows: three $1000 awards and seven $250 awards.

The winning submission will be chosen based on several factors, including succinctness, word choice, flow, and the ability to tell an engaging story. This is not a grammar competition, nor a creative writing challenge.


  1. Maximum one submission per person.
  2. Must be a legal resident of the United States (or holding a valid student visa) studying at an accredited two or four-year program at a college in the U.S.
  3. Submission must be processed on or before June 1, 2019. Submissions processed after June 1, 2019 will apply to the 2020 scholarship.


  1. Address the topic of how a healthcare worker has made a difference in your life or the life of someone you know.
  2. Length must be greater than 1,000 and less than 3,000 words.
  3. Essays will be judged on story presentation, mechanics and organization.
  4. Profanity is allowed, but may be redacted if selected for publishing.
  5. Must be willing to have your essay published on our blog.

The winner will be contacted on or before August 1, 2019 by phone and/or email. Funds will be paid directly to the financial aid office of your school.”



$1,000 Delete Cyberbulling Scholarship, D: June 30, 2019

Selected criteria from website:

“In an effort to get students committed to the cause of deleting cyberbullying, we are offering the Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship Award for high school, college and graduate student — a $1,000 scholarship to help cover educational expenses.

A U.S. citizen or permanent resident attending or planning to attend an accredited U.S. college or university for undergraduate or graduate studies

A high school, college or graduate student or a student planning to enter college

The awards are one-time only and not renewable.


Short Essay

Answer ONE of the following questions in 500 words or less.

Option 1: “Why is it important to work to delete cyberbullying?”

Option 2: “How has cyberbullying personally affected you?” “


Where I Found These Scholarships

June Scholarships

You can find more scholarships like these at the JLV Couseling Services List of Scholarships with June 2019 deadlines

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